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Raytheon, US News Report Shortage in Local STEM Talent; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Dave Wajsgras
Dave Wajsgras

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and U.S. News & World Report released the findings of a joint study that points to a shortage in homegrown science, technology, engineering and math talent in the U.S., ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The 2016 U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index report indicates that while the number of STEM graduates in 2015 rose six percent from 2014 and the number of STEM jobs increased 28 percent since 2000, the U.S. may need to rely on foreign-born STEM talent to fill available jobs, U.S. News said Tuesday.

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business segment and an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, cited the STEM field of cybersecurity in particular.

“Protecting networks is a big concern for industry, government and the military, but as a country, we haven’t educated and trained enough people to protect these environments, ” he said.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an opportunity to learn from peer business executives and government thought leaders while providing an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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